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The upside down class struggle

Karl Marx birth bicentennial has not given a place, to the difference to the 50th anniversary of May 68, to many reflections about his work and its influence. He took from Hegel the idea that the society was divided into classes and that their struggle will be a driving force. The events which have marked the first half of the 20th century, the crisis and the wars, didn’t prove he was wrong. Western Europe, once the peace has been reestablished, will learn the lessons: deep inequalities generated by the capitalist system really constitute a threat for democratic regimes which ...

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The China energy transition

China is today the most important emitter of greenhouse gas but that has not been always the situation. The country over passed the United States only recently. As climate change is linked to the accumulated pollution, the new emitters have considered for a long time that the efforts had to be at first imposed to the countries which were responsible of the past accumulation. That was the China position but it has changed. The support, without any ambiguity, by Beijing to the Paris Agreement, is the proof of it and it is not the reflection of diplomatic or symbolic attitude ...

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France : the failure of the supply-side policy

French economy growth rate during 2018 1st quarter fell back to 0.3% against 0.7% during the previous quarter. Acquired growth is only 1.2% at the beginning of this year. It means that if France wants to reach in 2018 the 2% target which is in the Stability Program presented to Brussels in April, the quarterly growth rhythm must be above 0.7% until the end of this year, which is far from being established. This result invalidates the positive opinions regarding, until now, the government economic policy. This one is the continuation of the one which ...

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The two sides of the American economy

At a moment when the French President arrives in the United States, attention will be focused on his counterpart personality and the ability of both men to understand each other despite their age and character differences. It is essential if they want to adopt common positions about the many current economic and geopolitical challenges affecting the international scene. It should also give the opportunity to have a better understanding of today America. We are amazed by the achievements of these companies which have changed our daily life with their software (Microsoft), their smart phones (Apple), their platforms to have access ...

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Le nouvel Etat-stratège

LE NOUVEL ETAT STRATEGELe dernier livre d'Alain Boublil, le nouvel Etat-statège (Editions de l'Archipel) est paru le 5 février 2014.

Le livre apporte les réponses de son auteur  à la question qui est, en France, au centre de tous les débats politiques: "Que peut-on attendre de l'Etat aujourd'hui ? " Et il formule plusieurs suggestions sur l'exercice du pouvoir tirées de son expérience passée auprès de François Mitterrand. Observateur de l'économie mondiale comme conseil des nombreuses grandes entreprises qui ont fait appel à lui, il trace un portrait de la France d'aujourd'hui bien moins pessimiste que ce que l'on entend parfois, à condition que chacun fasse preuve de lucidité sur ses propres comportements. 

Les exigences ont certes été exacerbées par la crise. Mais y faire face est de plus en plus difficile car l'écart s'est creusé entre les attentes de chacun et la réduction des marges de manoeuvres publiques du fait des règles internationales, de l'endettement et des contraintes environnementales.

En dix chapitres, Alain Boublil dresse un bilan sans complaisances, prend la mesure des possibilités et des limites de l'Etat et il ouvre des voies nouvelles pour l'action publique. Il évoque le sauvetage de l'euro, le fardeau de la dette et le ras-le-bol fiscal, l'Etat-patron de Colbert à Jean-Marie Messier, le retour du complexe vis-à-vis de l'Allemagne et les nouveaux outils de l'Etat-stratège dans la mondialisation face aux défis industriels, aux enjeux de la transition énergétique, à la "dictature du CO2" et à la révolution du gaz de schiste. Et il met en garde contre les dérives de l'Etat-spectacle, qui gènent l'efficacité de l'action publique et les facilités de l'Etat-guichet qui débouchent sur le clientélisme.

 

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